H&M's statements about forced labor in Xinjiang have angered both Chinese and human rights groups.
NCTA Statement on Anti-Asian Racism and Violence
As attacks against Asians and Asian-Americans throughout the country increase, the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) stands in solidarity with and offers its support to all individuals and groups that are being subject to violence and hate-crimes. As an organization dedicated to the teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide, NCTA strives to develop global citizenship based on the principles of cross-cultural understanding, equality, and justice.
We therefore speak out forcefully and unequivocally against the increase in prejudice, discrimination and institutionalized racism in the United States. Violence and hate crimes against others are in direct contradiction to developing an inclusive, democratic society and keeping the U.S. viable both economically and culturally. Every act of violence, every hate-crime, every case of discrimination threatens not only those against whom it is committed, it threatens all of us. The NCTA therefore stands in support of the efforts to provide support, protection and advocacy to those who are being discriminated against.
Established in 1998, the NCTA has long worked to assist K-12 educators to incorporate East Asia into the curriculum, with the goal of developing American citizens who are informed and knowledgeable about other areas of the world and their own place in the broader world.
The USC U.S.-China Institute hosted a panel discussion to look at the biases and discrimination against Asians and Asian Americans, the resistance to it, the role America’s relationships with Asia play in shaping perceptions, and trends in Asian American political participation.
Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for an online panel discussion on the Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast and Central Asia.